It seems an age ago since Microsoft first announced Xbox One backwards compatibility at e3 earlier this year. It seemed like it might never happen, but it’s finally just around the corner: from November 12, your Xbox One will receive the update that includes a whole new user interface and backwards compatibility.
The new user interface totally overhauls how your Xbox One looks, making everything a little more streamlined and user-friendly. Menus are easier to access and more reminiscent of Windows 10; a handy panel on the left-hand side means that most areas of the dashboard are now just one or two clicks away.
The same upgrade will also mean your Xbox One can play select Xbox 360 games. Not all games are compatible – yet – but Microsoft are committed to adding more and more titles, and they already announced back in the summer that all 360 games included in Games with Gold will be playable on Xbox One. You can see Microsoft’s official list of compatible games here, although more have been announced since the list was published in June – including Burnout Paradise (yay!)
You can also vote for the titles you’d like to see in the official Xbox Feedback forum, where the top three games voted for are currently Call of Duty Black: Ops 2, Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim.
The new update also includes streaming to Windows 10 devices, an easier to navigate storefront, a new community area and a more responsive Snap feature.